Icons of the LA underground The Growlers have unveiled dates for their largest Aussie tour to date, which comes just before the release of their sixth studio album, Natural Affair (Out October 25 via the bands very own Beach Goth Records and Tapes).
The tour is destined to be a travelling circus of colour, movement and sound all the way down the East Coast stopping in most big centres and surf breaks across QLD, NSW and VIC including a night at the Torquay Hotel.
The Growlers have gained legions of passionate fans around the globe, and their success has been years in the making, fuelled by a non-stop flow of new material and their epic live shows with audiences singing along to every gloriously twisted lyric.
Over the last two months the band have already (not so quietly) released four cuts off the album including the lead single and title track ‘Natural Affair’ as well as ‘Try Hard Fool,’ ‘Foghorn Town’ and the most recent single ‘Pulp of Youth’.
On Natural Affair, The Growlers (led by singer Brooks Nielsen and music director/guitarist Matt Taylor) advance their swampy DIY aesthetic into a sturdier, synthier, dancier sound, bolstered by Nielsen’s finest lyrics to date: social commentary, rhymes, and ruminations on the pleasures (and perils) of modern love. Self-producing the album, they worked with Topanga Canyon friend Kyle Mullarky (Allah-Las, Little Wings) to craft early versions of the songs, then with engineer Ivan Wayman (Father John Misty, The War on Drugs) and mixer Dave Cerminara (HEALTH, Weyes Blood) to bring a new level of polish and continuity.
The band were in Australia earlier in 2019 for their Summer east coast headline tour which included sold-out shows at The Forum and The Metro and were joined onstage by long-time friend, collaborator and honorary Growler, Kirin J Callinan for the full run of dates.
Catch them at Torquay Hotel, Torquay on Friday, January 17.